How to remove Invalid Control Panel Icon?

Posted on 2006-05-26
Last Modified: 2007-12-19

Any expert knows how to remove the Invalid Control Panel Icon and it's associated program/registry from my XP Pro system?

The picture of the Invalid Control Panel Icon is at

Question by:danfoo
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    Expert Comment

    In c:\windows\system32\ you will find a lot of .cpl files. Each one of them are the icons that you see in the control panel.
    From there you can easely remove ( move into an other directory the faulting one ).

    Hope this helps..
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    How to remove an invalid icon in the Control Panel?:
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    Assisted Solution

    Do you know which program created it?
    There is also
    Windows Installer Clean Up Utility

     Windows  Malicious Software Removal Tool

    Remove invalid entries in Add/Remove Programs
    Start Regedit.exe and locate the following key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ Uninstall

    Backup the branch to a file.  Or export it by rightlicking the reg file first.
    Locate the corresponding software entry from the list and delete it
    Close Registry Editor


    Author Comment

    Removed the bluetooth control panel file btcpl.cpl from c:\windows\system32\

    The Invalid Control Panel Icon disappeared.

    Thanks all!

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